The Barebo Family

Otterbine


Close-Up Profiles
In 1979, when Chuck and Terry Barebo purchased Otterbine Aerators in Emmaus, Pennsylvania, the company was losing money. However, they had a goal in mind. They wanted to create a company that might one day become a family business.    More
 
Monday, April 21, 2008

Preparing Ornamental Waterscapes for Winter


Waterscapes
You have to take many things into consideration when you think of “winterizing” a pond or waterscape. In southern climates, it may be that putting a leaf net up if deciduous trees are present is all you’ll need to do.   More
 
Friday, November 16, 2012

Water Feature... The Hottest Trend in Landscaping


Waterscapes
As you lie in your lounge chair and listen to the gurgling of a small stream and the chirping of some nearby birds, the sun's rays are luring you into a nap. The light touch of one of the plants near the water's edge tickles your leg and you're awakened out of your lazy daydreaming. You get up to look at the water and are greeted by several colorful koi fish that dart playfully around beneath you.    More
 
Saturday, May 1, 1999

Steve Sandalis - Mystic Water Gardens


Close-Up Profiles
From model and actor to successful businessman, Steve Sandalis is living his dream. Born in Queens, New York, the Sandalis family moved to Long Island when Steve was just a boy. Sandalis remembers vividly the stream running through the property his parents bought in Commack   More
 
Tuesday, November 21, 2006 DENNE GOLDSTEIN

Swimming Ponds

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Waterscapes
You're taking potential customers to one of your client's homes to show them an example of the type of work you do. You've made arrangements with your client and received their permission to show off your skills. As you're walking through the backyard gate, your potential customers suddenly stop and look around with an expression you're now familiar with, and you smile to yourself. You've been there before. Your potential customers are frozen in their tracks; there's a look of awe and amazement like they've been magically whisked to another part of the planet.   More
 
Saturday, September 1, 2007

Did You Say Pond or Waterfall?


Waterscapes
How many times have your customers told you that they’ve always dreamed of having a pond in their backyard? Uh… wait a minute, now let’s review that.    More
 
Monday, May 1, 2006 CHIC KELTY

Understanding Algae


Waterscapes
We've all seen those slimy green scums on ponds, lakes, or pools. They're called algae. And they stubbornly occur in water -- the one place in a landscape that shouldn't look green. But what are algae? Where did they come from? What kind of damage can they do? Are they really that bad?   More
 
Saturday, July 1, 2006

A Room With a View


Valves
A POND OR WATER FEATURE CAN be a striking addition to any landscape. It can be sized to fit both the smallest lot and the smallest budget, or built to dwarf an average swimming pool. The problem with ponds is that they're sometimes put in the wrong location.    More
 
Monday, January 1, 2007 DON LEYN

CHIC KELTY


Close-Up Profiles
Chic Kelty will be the first to admit that if he had the chance to do it over again, he would do some things differently. On the other hand, maybe it was because of these life experiences that Kelty is where he is today.    More
 
Thursday, March 1, 2007 DENNE GOLDSTEIN

Hold the Water


Miscellaneous
Its been many years since I started working in the pond industry. Many things have been learned and expanded upon, making this market a fast growing, money making, and fun part of doing a landscape project.    More
 
Tuesday, May 1, 2007 DON LEYN

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